El Torito - Atlantic

4.2
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.
What 26 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.0
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3.9
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BrielleE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time. Great food, great drinks, great service. Good table distancing and lots of hand sanitizer everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brunch is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

It was nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Food was not on point that night and neither were the drinks our first round of drinks didn’t seem to have alcohol and we were given the wrong flavored drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Made reservations and they didn’t seat us until 30 minutes later. There were plenty of open tables but all the servers were on break. We had to ask for water napkins and utensils and waited another 30 mins for our food. Once it was closing time. They immediately turned off the music and then 10 mins after turned off the lights while there were still plenty of tables still seated. The manager was super nice though.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Was my husband birthday and the people next to us were so noisy and dirty

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JenW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I went to the restaurant later in the evening, around 830-9pm. Unfortunately it was rather breezy out. During the pandemic, where outside dining is the only option, it’s understandable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Friends birthday made a reservation they couldn’t find it in their system ,they sat us where the sun was hitting the most while there were many tables available

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LindaL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Excellent Mexican food! Took out of town guests. Tent outside large, & easy to stay a distance from others.

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LAURAP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have all precautions in place. Service was fast and the food was delicious

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EvelynD
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very unorganized! Service was awful, and the power went out while we were dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Everybody was nice . Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food and drinks were incredible!

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SaraL
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Worst experience in awhile at a restaurant. We had a large party of nine but figured we’d beat the rush and go at 4:30 so the kids would be better behaved. Took at least ten minutes for someone to take our order. Took another ten to get chips at our table. About half of the dinners came out about twenty minutes later, and then we had to keep reminding them about the three meals that we were still missing. Those came out about ten minutes later. When I finally received my food, it wasn’t as good as previous meals I’ve eaten at el Torito. It seemed pretty bland. The server was very apologetic but didn’t make any efforts to make it up to us. I doubt we’ll be back to this location.

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NieshaT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely attentive. The food was absolutely delicious!

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Didi
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The only thing missing was the horseradish for the TriTip. Otherewise, it was a wonderful visit.

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CassandraR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Using open table I was seated shortly after my reservation time. Very promptly. Greeters were very friendly and accommodating.

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ChristopherH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fajitas were great! Quest dip with chips was amazing! Love this place!

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Asquard
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I would highly recommend getting reservations if you plan to go for brunch. The food that was available was good but I noticed there were some items that weren't replenished even though it was only 1030am (menudo and pozole).
I've been to other locations and the servers and really good about coming around with refills and it felt like we were continously chasing our waiter for our refills (Mimosa, coke and water)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Teddies
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I made the reservation on the open table app -for 5 at 1:30 pm on Sunday for their Sunday brunch.
When I got to the restaurant they said they don’t accept online reservations from the app . So we waited for about 3 min for a table for 5 - as the waiter is showing us to our table he tells us that the brunch ends at 2pm and they will begin removing food from the buffet at 2:05 . We asked if we could order from the regular menu and he tells us not until 2pm - so I said to him -“What you’re telling me is that I’d be wasting my money if I order the brunch and you’re not serving dinner for another 30 min . “
He laughed and said “well , yes , I guess so “
Needless to say I took his advise and went elsewhere -
Next time I’ll show up early and call for reservations-
The brunch is usually pretty good ..

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For our group, it was a New Year kick off. The convenience of being able to book a table same day before the restaurant opened was a great way to be able to do something while I was thinking about it so it didn't slip my mind. The food, as always, was really good and the atmosphere, although at peak hour for lunchtime, was not overly loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service!

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BridgetteR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it thanks we will be back soon upgrade your champagne 😍😍

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Probably the oldest else rito we've visited I seemed a little more overpriced then other is we used to go to in the riverside area

FAQs

El Torito - Atlantic does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Atlantic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 595-1795.

El Torito - Atlantic is rated 4.2 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.